Saint Petersburg

What is Saint Petersburg known for?


featuring works

; On 10 November 2007, the Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center was opened by avant-garde film-maker Jonas Mekas. Its premiere exhibition was entitled ''The Avant-Garde: From Futurism to Fluxus''. There are plans to build the Guggenheim-Hermitage museum (Vilnius Guggenheim Hermitage Museum), designed by Zaha Hadid. The museum would host exhibitions featuring works from Saint Petersburg's Hermitage Museum and the Guggenheim Museum (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)s


commercial quot

congregate at train stations, metro stations, and transfer points at the end of tram and trolly bus routes. In St. Petersburg the route is identified as "Kxxx" with "xxx" being the number of the bus, tram and trolley bus routes being followed and "K" standing for the Russian word for "commercial" (коммерческий, ''kommerchesky''). There are routes travelled solely by route taxis — cross-city routes connecting termini of the metro. Usually, the route taxi


small+academic

Theater alt Mikhailovsky, Михайловский театр, Former: Mussorgsky Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre; Small Academic Opera Theatre of Leningrad; Small Academic Theatre; the State Academic Theatre of Comic Opera url http: mikhailovsky.ru email boxoffice@mikhailovsky.ru address Ploshad Isskustv 1 lat 59.937778 long 30.329444 directions Between the Russian Museum and the Grand Hotel Europe, 20px (Image:Spb metro line2.svg): Nevsky Prospekt (Невский проспект), 20px (Image:Share taxi icon SPB.svg): К100 phone +7 812 595 4305 fax hours price RUB600-2700 content - The exterior is not as recognizable as the Mariinsky, but the interior is nearly as grand, and the theater hosts both Russian and foreign headliners in opera and ballet. It was founded in 1833. It is named after Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia. * commons:Category:Saint Petersburg WikiPedia:Saint Petersburg Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia Administrative Regions Saint Petersburg


documentary short

be difficult or expensive to find DVDs in English these days. There are several DVD stores in the city - often near Metro stations - and it is worth asking about films in English. Annual ''Message to Man'' international documentary, short, and animated films festival takes place in June or July, screening many films in English. *


architecture history

with 36 historical architectural complexes and around 4000 outstanding individual monuments of architecture, history and culture. New tourist programs and sightseeing tours have been developed for those wishing to see Saint Petersburg's cultural heritage. thumb upright left The Small Italian Skylight Room in the Hermitage Museum (File:Ermitáž (26).jpg) The city has 221 museums, 2000 libraries, more than 80 theaters, 100 concert organizations, 45 galleries and exhibition halls, 62 cinemas


low architectural

the architecture of the country was dominated by plain functionalism (Functionalism (architecture)). This helped somewhat to resolve the housing problem, but created the large massives of buildings of low architectural quality, much in contrast with the previous bright architecture. After the end of the Soviet Union the situation improved. Many churches demolished in the Soviet times were rebuilt, and this process continues along with the restoration of various historical buildings destroyed


written version

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history theory

a book on his favorite sport, published in Russian as ''Judo with Vladimir Putin'' and in English under the title ''Judo: History, Theory, Practice (2004).'' DATE OF BIRTH 7 October 1952 PLACE OF BIRTH Saint Petersburg Leningrad


water world

Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) Trud's world champion rowers in Moscow, resulting in the first American (United States) sporting victory on Soviet soil, and certainly the first time a Russian crowd gave any American team a standing ovation during the Cold War. Water World, ''Sports Illustrated'', November 17, 2003. The men's crew have won 15 national titles (14


promoting artistic

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Saint Petersburg

political_status Federal city political_status_link Federal cities of Russia federal_district Northwestern (Northwestern Federal District) economic_region Northwestern (Northwestern economic region) pop_2010census 4879566 pop_2010census_ref pop_2010census_rank 4th urban_pop_2010census 100% rural_pop_2010census 0% pop_density pop_density_as_of pop_density_ref pop_latest 5131967 pop_latest_date 2014 pop_latest_ref Rosstat (Goskomstat). Оценка численности постоянного населения на 1 января 2014 г. area_km2 1439 area_km2_rank 82nd area_km2_ref Official website of St. Petersburg. Петербург в цифрах (''St. Petersburg in Figures'') established_date May 27, 1703 established_date_ref Official website of St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg in Figures license_plates 78, 98, 178 ISO RU-SPE leader_title Governor (Governor of Saint Petersburg) leader_title_ref leader_name Georgy Poltavchenko leader_name_ref legislature Legislative Assembly (Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg) legislature_ref website website_ref date March 2010

'''Saint Petersburg''' ( ), and in 1991, back to ''Saint Petersburg''.

In Russian literature, informal documents, and discourse, the word "Saint" ( ).

Saint Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on May . Between 1713–1728 and 1732–1918, Saint Petersburg was the imperial capital of Russia. In 1918, the central government bodies moved from Saint Petersburg (then named Petrograd) to Moscow. editor McColl, R. W. title Encyclopedia of world geography volume 1 publisher Infobase Publishing location N. Y. year 2005 isbn 0-8160-5786-9 pages 633–634 url http: books.google.com ?id DJgnebGbAB8C&pg PA633&dq capital+moved+to+Moscow#v onepage&q capital%20moved%20to%20Moscow&f false accessdate February 9, 2011 It is Russia's 2nd largest city (List of cities and towns in Russia by population) after Moscow with 5 million inhabitants (2012) and the fourth most populated federal subject. Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea (ports of the Baltic Sea).

Saint Petersburg is often described as the most Western (Western culture) city of Russia, as well as its cultural capital. V. Morozov. ''The Discourses of Saint Petersburg and the Shaping of a Wider Europe'', Copenhagen Peace Research Institute. 2002. Ciaonet.org It is the northernmost city in the world with a population of over one million. A large number of foreign consulates (List of diplomatic missions in Russia#Consulates in Saint Petersburg), international corporations (Multinational corporation), banks, and other businesses are located in Saint Petersburg.

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